Elton W. Snyder

Elton W. Snyder, 83, of Water Street, Johnsonburg, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Lutheran Home of Kane after a lengthy illness.He was born March 7, 1931 in Drumon, son of the late Wallace and Juanita (Matson) Snyder.On Oct. 27, 1956, he married Nancy (Pennington), and she survives.He attended Beachwoods School in Jefferson County, and was a Corporal in the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War.He retired from Sylvania of St. Marys after more than 30 years.He was an avid Pirates and Steelers fan and served as an umpire for Legion Baseball for many years. He also enjoyed woodworking, arts and crafts, making many yard ornaments and family home signs.In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Jean (Mike) Newell of Johnsonburg, Jim “Snip” Snyder of Johnsonburg, and Joni (Rick) Mertz of Benezette; two sisters, Sande Staib of Johnstown and Betty Hall of N. Tonawanda, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews, and Puck’s only granddaughter, Jessica Newell.A funeral service for Elton W. Snyder will be held Friday, May 9 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ubel Funeral Home, Johnsonburg, with Reverend Erik Hart presiding.Military honors will be accorded by the Johnsonburg/Wilcox Servicemen’s Detail. Military members are asked to assemble at the funeral home, Friday at 11:15 a.m.Interment will be in Wardvale Methodist Cemetery, Johnsonburg.There will be no visitation. The family will be receiving friends and family on Friday, May 9 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Ubel Funeral Home, Johnsonburg.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Johnsonburg Senior Center or The Lutheran Home at Kane.Ubel Funeral Home, 111 Bridge St., Johnsonburg is entrusted with funeral arrangements.